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The Very Best of the Human League

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The Human League 3/22/2005

Review

Putting together an adequate compilation of the Human League's best moments has proved to be a thankless task. What to include? (How about all of Dare!?) Do you pay attention to the pre-coed version of the band? Do you pay any attention to anything that came after Crash? At any rate, The Very Best Of Virgin retrospective, originally released in the U.K. in 2003 with remastered sound (and a bonus disc of remixes that Americans won't miss), does a respectable job of paying mind to the group's best work through 2001's Secrets (the group's best album since Dare!). All of the expected major hits -- "Don't You Want Me," "Love Action," "(Keep Feeling) Fascination," "Human" -- are provided, as are crucial early moments ("Being Boiled," "Empire State Human") and later singles that history, for the most part, has tried to forget ("One Man in My Heart," "Heart Like a Wheel"). Once again, 1980's Travelogue goes completely ignored; while that album didn't impact the charts all that much -- even in the group's home country -- the atypically abrasive "The Black Hit of Space" or even the non-album single "Marianne" would have made a significant addition. ~ Andy Kellman
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Don't You Want Me The Human League 3:55
  3. 2 Love Action (I Believe in Love) The Human League 4:57
  4. 3 Open Your Heart The Human League 3:53
  5. 4 The Sound of the Crowd The Human League 4:2
  6. 5 Mirror Man The Human League 3:48
  7. 6 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League 3:42
  8. 7 The Lebanon The Human League 3:40
  9. 8 Life on Your Own The Human League 4:2
  10. 9 Together in Electric Dreams The Human League 3:50
  11. 10 Louise The Human League 4:53
  12. 11 Human The Human League 3:44
  13. 12 Heart Like a Wheel The Human League 4:27
  14. 13 Tell Me When The Human League 4:38
  15. 14 One Man in My Heart The Human League 4:0
  16. 15 All I Ever Wanted The Human League 3:49
  17. 16 Being Boiled [Fast Version] The Human League 3:49
  18. 17 Empire State Human The Human League 3:10

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